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Investorguy Tuesday, July 1st, 2003
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested14 of 25 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Bolt
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 - E-grip (Backup R/T for rainy days) - Palmer Stabilizer w/ 32 Degrees Gauge - Taso Drop - Flatline - 8" Lapco Bigshot - 14" Lapco Bigshot - 68/4500 Centerflag (20 oz C02 Backup)
Strengths: None that come to mind
Weaknesses: Requires new internals
Wears faster than original
Doesn't work as advirtised
Review: Okay, you might be able to get this to work, but you'll need to consider the following:
1. You'll have to strengthen your rear drive spring b/c a lighter hammer is going to gain less momentum and therefore not punch open the valve w/ enough force.
2. You'll need to lighten the valve spring so the lighter hammer will still let in enough air.
3. You'll need an RVA for fine tuning
4. You'll need a secondary reg to make sure the pressure is right
....and having all of this won't guarantee it will work.

When you do this, your messing w/ a hammer that Tippmann could have made any weight, bigger, smaller, whatever... but they settled on the the hammer that is in the A-5. They did so for a reason: it works. Don't mess w/ it. You don't know better than Tippmann. If you want to have fun and tinker, fine. But keep your old stuff--99% chance you'll be tossing this rear bolt after you try it. I've talked to at least 5 people who have purchased this bolt (do a search on www.a5ownersgroup.com and the www.tippmann.com forums for examples) an none of them ended up actually using it.

It's a nice idea, but not one that translates into a working product.
Conclusion: Don't waste your money on this or any other aftermarket internals. If this thing were the shiznet that it claims to be, than Tippmann would sell it as an upgrade or put in IN the marker to begin with. All it does is create problems
Rating:
1 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Bpie03 Sunday, January 16th, 2005 | 7:28 pm PST
lol oh my gosh did you do any research at all on this product or just buy it the dark horizon says on its website that this product will not work with an e-grip
   

pmfman Monday, October 3rd, 2005 | 9:39 pm PST
Dispute:
that is impossible, titanium is one of the strongest metals in existance (without going into alloys) there is NO WAY that it wears faster then the soft aluminum hammer that is in the gun stock. and btw, how do you only test an internal? he probably just made that up
   

ddizope Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 | 12:04 pm PST
pmfman,

The A-5 does not have a aluminum hammer, it has a steel hammer with, (it looks like) a zinc coating.

Titanium just has a high strength to weight ratio and is not necessarily one of the strongest metals. Wear characteristics of metals are different than those of their mechanical strength properties. Titanium is less dense than steel therefore does create less momentum (mass x velocity,), so what Investorguy says could make sense.

Just to set the record strait.
   

Hippiepower Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 | 12:51 pm PST
its supposed to be used with the lpk
   

A.P.EPaintball Monday, May 1st, 2006 | 1:55 pm PST
"This is a direct stock hammer replacement "

Sorry but correct me if i'm wrong, it says nothing about a lp kit.

They should advertise the fact that lightening the hammer with any material that changes the force of the hammer is going to require a lpk if it is "6_%" lighter, your going to have to make up for it somewhere, so no in my opinion he is correct that it is a false ad on here at least and they should state that fact.

No i didn't check their site and i admit that i just hope that they mention it, this is a review site and one of the top in the pball community so you'd think they'd state all the facts.

My 2c
   

CustomPro595 Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 | 3:14 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by ddizope

Just to set the record strait.

Are you serious?

Also pmfman stated it is one of the stongest metals. It is if you only include metals that come naturally from ore. Include alloys and man made metals and it falls a bit short of one of the strongest.
   

Spell Crafter Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 | 5:58 pm PST
quote:
Investorguy
1. You'll have to strengthen your rear drive spring b/c a lighter hammer is going to gain less momentum and therefore not punch open the valve w/ enough force.
2. You'll need to lighten the valve spring so the lighter hammer will still let in enough air.
3. You'll need an RVA for fine tuning
4. You'll need a secondary reg to make sure the pressure is right


If any of you have paind atention lighter hammers are used in LOW PRESSURE KITS, which include a new valve asembly with a lighter spring, a lighter hammer, and the requirement to get a secondary reg. YES a lighter hammer gains less momentum but at lower pressures the valve requires less force to open the it and needs to stay open for longer
   

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